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purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 4,700
I am off to the GC today and as these need repotting ( not the flytrap) I was wondering what would be best to buy.As I don't know what the one on the right is and the one on the left is some type of fern I was thinking something moss or leaf based. Thanks for any help.


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,841
    You may regret asking this!   Carnivorous plants needs compost with low nutrient levels and ferns need more.   Scroll down this page to get to compost for Venus fly trap -

    There's no such thing as John Innes or Levington's formula composts here so I buy the best I can.  If I'm potting succulents I then add a bit of grit to improve drainage and ferns get a bit of multi-purpose added to help with moisture retention but then I don'thave ferns that like dry conditions at their feet. 

    When I water house plants, I put the pots in a big sink in the scullery and water well then leave to drain completely before they go back in their cache-pot.   Seems to work.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
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